Alcoa to shutter idled aluminum smelter in Italy

Jun 28, 2013 | 04:03 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Alcoa, global primary products, Bob Wilt, Fusina, Italy, smelter, shutdown, production cuts aluminum

CHICAGO — Alcoa Inc. plans to permanently close its smelter in Fusina, Italy, in response to low aluminum prices, the company said June 28.

The smelter has been idled since mid-2010 (, May 12, 2010).
The Fusina smelter has annual capacity of 44,000 tonnes per year, and the removal of that potential production from the market comes in addition to the 460,000 tonnes of operating smelting capacity the New York-based aluminum producer has said it is considering taking offline. ....

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